Danny Kaye performing at the London Palladium attended by George VI & family.
Royal Command Performance.
SCU members of the audience laughing (4 shots) MS audience LS. Danny Kaye on stage. LS finale with the entire cast on stage LS. Danny Kaye. LS. Elevated shot Danny Kaye on stage (4 shots) Curtains draw on last shot. MS. Danny Kaye in front of curtains with another man, who walks off pan round to audience. ( 2 shots) MS. Flanagan and Allen with Danny Kaye seen in wings. LS. Elevated Danny Kaye with band behind him. LS. From stalls Danny Kaye. LS elevated shot of celebrities arriving outside the theatre LMS. Flanagan and Allen and Danny Kaye on stage. MS outside theatre of Princess Margaret arriving. she steps out of car LS elevated Princess Margaret stepping out of car, followed by Duke of Edinburgh MS. Philip followed by the Queen stepping out of car. LS. Elevated, the Queen and Philip stepping out of car. LS dress circle MS dress circle MS. Royal family in box. L. to R. Margaret, the King and the Queen. MS. Allen, Danny Kaye and Flanagan on stage infront of curtain. LS. Elevated shot outside entrance, of King and Queen followed by Margaret and Philip entering. LS. Elevated Bud Flanagan, Danny Kaye and Chesney Allen infront of curtain Curtains draw back to reveal chorus. LS dress circle LS finale with entire company on parade MS. Royal box. Queen and King standing up. LS. Danny Kaye with band behind, walks off and curtains draw LS. Danny Kaye with his band behind him. MS. Rear view of Danny Kaye as he plays with band. MS. From inside foyer, royal family enter, Queen leading followed by King, Philip. MS. Margaret entering. MS. Mrs. Sylvia Kaye and Mrs. Bud Flanagan being introduced to Queen. (4 shots). In last shot King, Queen and Philip walk past camera into theatre. LS chorus girls dancing LS. Royal box, Philip, Margaret, King and Queen. LS dress circle MS crowds outside theatre MS. Danny Kaye's car arriving. He gets out. LS elevated crowd outside theatre pan down to Kaye's car MS Princess Margaret in Royal box MS main stars lined up on stage CU member of the audience MS royal box MS royal box, Philip and Margaret visible LS royal box MS Queen, King standing up MS. Margaret, Queen and King laughing and clapping during the course of the show. MS. Philip, Margaret and King laughing and clapping during the course of the show. MS. Margaret, Queen and King laughing and clapping during the course of the show. At the end they all get up. LS audience CU member of the audience LS Margaret alone in the royal box standing MS. Flanagan, Danny Kaye, Allen and Julie Andrews standing with others on stage at end. They all walk off.
(Neg.& Lav.) (Selected Scenes 48/90.)
Note: royals hardly visible during part of the footage.